Oct 20, 2005 at 06:13pm IST

Astrologer predicts own death

Bhopal Hundreds of Indians flocked to a village in the central state of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday to see if an astrologer who forecast his own death would die as predicted.

Kunjilal Malviya, 75, who lives in Sehara village, about 200 km south of state capital Bhopal, was meditating after announcing he would die on Thursday.

His family fears his forecast will come true.

?We are afraid of his prediction coming true because all his predictions till date have been correct,? his son Anirudh told Reuters.

?My father had predicted the death of my grandfather 15 years ago and it came true exactly like he calculated.?

Malviya has been surrounded by relatives and friends all day, singing religious songs and reading Hindu texts.

Policemen have been posted near his house to prevent the astrologer from killing himself, authorities said.